‘Marlon’ Cast
NBC has renewed “Marlon” for Season 2 after its freshman run delivered solid ratings. NBC/Greg Gayne

The Wayne family will be back for another season of “Marlon.”

NBC has renewed the series for Season 2 following its solid freshman run that wrapped earlier this month. According to Deadline, the 9 p.m. telecast of “Marlon” averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall in live-same-day, making it the summer’s number one new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers.

“Marlon” was originally set for midseason 2017 but did not get to premiere until the summer. Season 2’s premiere date and episode order have yet to be announced, but sources told Deadline that producers of the show had been looking for in-season Season 2 run and a non-abbreviated order.

The Hollywood Reporter, on the other hand, reported that a summer Season 2 premiere is likely, noting that scripted offerings are still slim during the robust off-months, and the network’s only other half-hour, “The Carmichael Show,” was recently canceled after three seasons.

Loosely inspired by the real life of Marlon Wayans, “Marlon” centers on the loving but sometimes inappropriate Internet superstar Marlon (Wayans) who is committed to co-parent his children Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zack (Amir O’Neil) with his ex-wife Ashley (Essence Atkins). While Marlon’s flawed advice, relentless larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom sometimes prevent him from accomplishing his duties as a father, family really always does come first for him even if he’s the biggest kid of all.

“The backdrop is divorce, but the show is really about love and family,” Wayans previously told Entertainment Weekly. “All of the characters are based on people from my life.”

Co-created by Wayans and Christopher Moynihan, the series also stars Bresha Webb as Yvette and Diallo Riddle as Stevie.

Shortly after the season renewal was announced, Wayans, Atkins, Taylor, O’Neil, Webb and Riddle all took to social media to express how grateful they were for the great news. In an Instagram post, Wayans thanked the fans for making his “lil’ boy’s dream came true.” Check out the cast’s posts below:

“Marlon” is produced by Universal Television and executive produced by Moynihan, Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg.